2005

Amy Angert, 2005, Ph.D.
MSU Department:  Department of Plant Biology
Advisor:  Doug Schemske
Dissertation title:  The ecology and evolution of altitude range limits in monkey flowers

Kosha Baxi, 2005, MS
MSU Department:  Department of Zoology
Advisor:  Heather Eisthen
Thesis title:  What does the vomeronasal system do? A critical analysis of the data 

Doug Bruggeman, 2005, Ph.D.
MSU Department:  Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
Advisor:  Michael Jones
Dissertation title:  Development of landscape equivalency analysis

Sarah Emery, 2005, Ph.D.
MSU Department:  Department of Plant Biology
Advisor:  Kay Gross
Dissertation title:  Population and community approaches to understanding invasion in grasslands

A. Stuart Grandy, 2005, Ph.D.
MSU Department:  Department of Crop and Soil Sciences
Advisor:  G. P Robertson
Dissertation title:  Ecosystem consequences of aggregation following soil disturbance

Cheng-Yu Lee, 2005, Ph.D.
MSU Department:  Department of Forestry
Advisor:  Brian Epperson
Dissertation title:  Space-time modeling and application to emerging infectious diseases

Kalina Manoylov, 2005, PhD
MSU Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor: R. Jan Stevenson
Dissertation Title: Ecological and evolutionary strategies used by benthic diatoms to compete for nutrients

Laura Marx, 2005, Ph.D.
MSU Department:  Department of Forestry
Advisor:  Michael Walters
Dissertation title:  Substrate limitations to Tsuga canadensis and Betula alleghaniensis seedling establishment

Laura McKinnon, 2005, MS
MSU Department:  Department of Zoology
Advisor:  Kim Scribner
Thesis title:  Female sociality in the common eider (Somateria mollissima)

Shawna Meyer, 2005, MS
MSU Department:  Department of Forestry
Advisor:  David MacFarlane
Thesis title:   Plan B, no title

Anita Morzillo, 2005
MSU Department:  Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
Advisor:  Jack Liu
Dissertation title:  Integrating ecology and socio-economics for species restoration: Feasibility of a Louisiana black bear reintroduction in and around Big Thicket National Preserve, TX 

Eva Maria Muecke, 2005, Ph.D.
MSU Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor: Kay E. Holekamp
Dissertation Title: Determinants of age at dispersal & settlement patterns in the Belding's ground squirrel, Spermophilus beldingi

Eva-Maria Muecke, 2005, Ph.D.
MSU Department:  Department of Zoology
Advisor:  Kay Holekamp
Dissertation title:  Determinants of age at dispersal & settlement patterns in the Belding's ground squirrel, Spermophilus beldingi

Margaret Murphy, 2005, Ph.D.
MSU Department:  Department of Zoology
Advisor:  John Giesy
Dissertation title:  The effects of atrazine on ranid frogs collected in Michigan

Genevieve Nesslage, 2005, Ph.D.
MSU Department:  Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
Advisor:  Brian Maurer
Dissertation title:  Spatial structure and invasion success of populations undergoing range expansion: effects of dispersal strategy and landscape heterogeneity

Joshua Nixon, 2005, PhD
MSU Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor: Laura Smale
Dissertation Title: Anatomy and function of orexin-containing neurons in day- and night-active animals

Elizabeh Ostrowski, 2005, Ph.D.
MSU Department:  Department of Zoology
Advisor:  Rich Lenski
Dissertation title:  Adaptation and specialization in biological and digital organisms

Charlotte Reemts, 2005, MS
MSU Department:  Department of Plant Biology
Advisor:  Peter Murphy
Thesis title:  Temperate diciduous forest fragments: edge effects, invasion by non-native, and long-term change in mature forest structure

Nancy Seefelt, 2005, Ph.D.
MSU Department:  Department of Zoology
Advisor:  Don Hall
Dissertation title:  Foraging ecology, bioenergetics and predatory impact of breeding double-crested cormorant (Pholacrocorax auritus) in the Beaver Archipelago, Northen Lake Mich.

Rainy Shorey, 2005, Ph.D.
MSU Department:  Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
Advisor:  Kim Scribner
Dissertation title:  Phylogeographies of Snow, Ross's, Canada, and Cackling Geese: Defining spatial structure of biological diversity

Jennifer Skillen, 2005, Ph.D.
MSU Department:  Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
Advisor:  Brian Maurer
Dissertation title:  Landscape structure and the biological diversity of the North America avifauna

Robert Skillen, 2005, MS
MSU Department:  Department of Zoology
Advisor:  Barbara Lundrigan
Thesis title:  Changes in the distribution of Michigan's flying squirrels

RIchard Smith, 2005, Ph.D.
MSU Department:  Department of Plant Biology
Advisor:  Kay Gross
Dissertation title:  Agroecosystem diversity: Impacts on weed communities and crop yield